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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Address: 484 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone Number: (231) 722-7578
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Must see for architecture and history buffs alike. Family friendly and really fun!

Turn of the century homes of lumber barons/millionaires. These homes have been very well preserved and adorned in the period of the late Mr. Hackley and Mr. Hume, when lumber... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Turn of the century homes of lumber barons/millionaires. These homes have been very well preserved and adorned in the period of the late Mr. Hackley and Mr. Hume, when lumber barons were the Great Lakes version of kings. The architecture alone is worth the visit, but there is so much more. History buffs will love it, and even the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My 22-yr-old granddaughter and I spent a day on the express ferry Milwaukee to Muskegon and back. In Muskegon we toured these two side-by-side homes. They are well preserved and restored. Woodwork is amazing! Our guide was able to answer every question. A most interesting and educational experience.

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Villa Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

These two homes are the former residences of leaders in the Michigan lumber industry from the late 1800s. Our family likes visiting old homes and buildings whenever we have a chance, and these homes were wonderful to visit. If you are into architecture, woodwork, stained glass, history, etc., you will enjoy them immensely. The first home (Hackley's) was much more... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I highly recommend this tour. You need a good 1-2 hours to enjoy both houses. Our 6 year old son did well on the 1st house but didn't last for the 2nd one. I had to take a break with him and my wife finished the second house. It's very educational and gives you a prespective of how the rich... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you like history, you must visit Hackley and Hume homes. It is the Hackley House that is like none other. The man put thought into every inch of this house. There are messages in the woodwork and in every corner. Seriously, I can not describe the small details that make this house special. I hope I am not over... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I just don't think I was in the mood. This place has some unique history and some very interesting decorations. I just was not that into it. The tour guides are GREAT and if you like architectural history, you'll enjoy it. Again, it was not them, it was me. VERY well maintained!

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stepping into the hackle & Hume home is taking a step back in time. The first thing you will notice is the detailed handcarved woodwork. Simply beautiful. Each home is different, as each man Mr. Hackley. and Mr. Hume had different tastes. Your trip will start off in the carriage house,be sure to visit the second floor. The homes are... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are in town on vacation, or a local resident, this is a must see. The amazing woodwork alone is worth the visit. It's decorated beautifully during the holidays, but any time is a good time to visit. It only takes about an hour or less, but is a heritage piece you will want to see in Muskegon.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Best time I think to visit is at Christmas when the whole house is decorated in period decorations. Amazing Lumber Baron home - shows how they lived and what they contributed to the community.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Hackley and Hume site are interesting and enjoyable any time of year, but the very best time to visit is when the homes are decorated for Christmas. Exquisite antiques, wonderful decorations - a must-see for families, couples, singles. Probably not good for very small children, unless they are good at "look but don't touch".

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Address: 484 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone Number: (231) 722-7578
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Muskegon

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